Thursday, 14 September 2017

I LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE

Yay!
It's pumpkin spice season.

That also means, that it's time for the

             My Favourite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest.

Eek! There are some great prize opportunities, so check it out.

This is the first year I've felt brave enough to enter.
But, you've got to be in it, to win it, right?

Here's my card for the Clean and Simple Category.


My girls and I do a little happy dance when Pumpkin Spice is back on the menu.
So, I thought I would team up this little, coffee drinking Yeti, with some autumn colours.

I die-cut my scalloped edge rectangle, sponged on some distress ink, and added a few water drops.
Then, I stamped my sentiment. This was my second attempt.
The first one just didn't look quite right, and then I realised I had stamped the 'm' upside down  :-)
I stamped and die cut my Yeti and trees, coloured them with Copics and attached them with foam pads.



Supplies
My Favourite Things - Beast Friends / Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle / Well Connected Alphabet
Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.     Copics



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

YIPPEE KI-YAY

Hello.
Merry Monday has a great challenge this week.
They want to see you inspired by your favourite holiday movies.
I LOVE Christmas films - Love Actually, Elf, National Lampoon...
but my favourite has to be Die Hard.
Yippee Ki-Yay!  :-)


I stamped my sentiment onto the scalloped edge panel, and then sponged on some distress ink, for a snowy background.
I die cut my Yeti, trees and accessories, coloured them with Copics and attached them with foam pads.
Arghh! I forgot to add the exclamation mark to my sentiment, and I knew I would muck it up if I tried to add it last thing, so I left it off.

Challenge



Supplies
MFT - Beast Friends, Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle, Well Connected Alphas
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Copics


Sunday, 10 September 2017

HAPPINESS IS...

Hello.
Do you think you could make all your Christmas cards with just one stamp set?
What would you choose?
I would go for these cute Yetis. I'm having so much fun with them.
Here's another one for the pile.


I stamped my sentiment onto the scalloped edge die-cut, and then added some
distress ink in the centre, sprinkled with water drops.
I stamped and die-cut my Yeti, and coloured him with Copics.
To make the fairy lights stand out a bit more I added a touch of glossy accents,
then I simply attached my Yeti with a foam pad.


I'd like to enter this for the challenge at


where the theme is 

****Get Ready For Christmas****

Supplies.
MFT -  Beast Friends and Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber
Copics / Glossy Accents

Saturday, 9 September 2017

ARE YOU YETI FOR CHRISTMAS?

Hello.
I really need to get cracking on my Christmas cards.
Do you know there's only 15 weeks to go?

Here's another 'Yeti' card for the pile.


Surely distress inks were made just for snowy backgrounds ;-)
I love how a few drops of water can give such a pretty effect.
Here, I've gone for a lilac background and then just popped up my images with foam pads.
A simple, but (I think) pretty card.

Challenges.



Supplies.
MFT - Beast Friends / Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle Die
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac.     Copics.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

JOY

Hello.
Hooray! It's September. My favourite month,
and time to get out my glitters and sparkle, and make a start on my Christmas cards.

My budget is tight right now, but I just couldn't resist these Yetis from MFT.
Cute, yeah?


I took my die-cut panel and sponged on some distress ink, then used a brush to add some water drops.
I love how this gives a snow effect background and I'm definitely going to try this with some of my older stamps,  to give them a more updated look.
I finally added my copic coloured Yeti and the letters - all popped up on foam pads.

Challenge



Supplies
MFT Beast Friends / stitched scalloped edge rectangle / stitched alphas
Distess Ink - Tumbled Glass.    Copics

Saturday, 2 September 2017

PRETTY IN PINK

Hello.
Hubby was out with the boys last night, which meant I could spread out
my inks on the kitchen table and absorb myself in some water colouring.
I thought I'd done a pretty good job, until I looked at my blooms this morning -
not great, and I really wanted more pink, less red!!
Next time I need to set up a much better light, so I can see the colours more.



Inspiration from Cat Craig

I pretty much followed Cat's gorgeous overall design.

I would love to get my hands on one of these flower bouquet stamps,
but until I do, my blooms have to be die cut and added separately.
I know I could mask them, but that would take me forever ;-)
I added glitter paper to just the top of my flower panel,
and my sentiment is popped up on foam pads.


Wplus9 Modern Anemones
Mama Elephant Labeled Messages
MFT Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle
Distress Ink, Foss.Amber / Fired Brick /Pick Rasp /Evergreen Bough / Mowed Lawn 

Friday, 1 September 2017

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED


Hooray!
It's September.
This time last year I was getting ready for my youngest daughter's wedding.
We had an amazing time.
The wedding was on the Thursday, and on the Friday we all moved into a little cottage, next door to the village hall. We decorated the hall and marquees ready for the blessing and merriment on Saturday.
Then had a hung-over clean up on Sunday afternoon ;-)
It was perfect.

Oh, did you come here for the card :-)
Here it is ...


I die-cut my panel and then stamped the sentiment, embossing it with gold powder. IRL the embossing is really pretty.
Then I stamped the blooms and leaves in distress oxides. I LOVE how beautifully these inks stamp.
Finally I added a few gold sequins.
I really like how this turned out. A modern card for a modern couple.

Challenges


Supplies
Wplus9 - Feathers and Florals
Dsitress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn - Violet's ABCs
MFT - Stitched Scallop Edge Rectangle

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

FILL YOUR TUMMY WITH CAKE

Hello.  Phew, I can exhale!
It's my last week as Guest Designer for the SSSWednesday challenge.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cards and playing along - I have had a blast.
Thank you to all the Simon Says team for having me and being so welcoming, and special thanks to the lovely Lols for her amazing support and encouragement  xxx

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Don't forget, if you join in the fun you'll be in with the chance of winning a
$50 gift voucher to spend in the store.
We all love a shopping spree, right?

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Here's my card for this week's challenge,
where the theme is ....

ANYTHING GOES

Easy right?

This week we are showcasing Hero Arts.
If you have some of their goodies we would love to see them,
but you can enter with any supplies you have.



I love stamp sets that have all the little extras to complete your card.
This little monster comes with, the cake, the candle, the hat, the bow tie, various sentiments AND the dies.
Hero Arts Eat Cake All Day

I've coloured him with Copics and popped him up on foam tape.

For the background I've used MFT's stitched scalloped edge rectangle,
stitched scalloped basic edge die , and their calm and cozy chevron dp.


Simon Says Stamp

Monday, 28 August 2017

FIESTA TIME

Hello.
I'm sharing some llama love today with a cute, birthday card.



The inspiration for my card came from Stephanie Klauck with this card.
I loved her placement of the image and sentiments.

For my card I die cut the 'happy birthday sentiment', then I cut and coloured some of the cactus stamps from the llama set.
I stuck the cacti onto my base panel, placing them so that they could be seen peeping through the birthday letters.
Then I attached the birthday panel over the top of them, with foam pads.
Finally, I added my llama and the embossed sentiment.

Challenge



Supplies
MFT - Llama Love and Happy Birthday Dienamic
Lawn Fawn -  Stitched Rectangle
Copics. White Embossing Powder.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

JUST MY TYPE

Hello.
Are you playing along at Muse this week?
Kim has a fabulous pineapple card as our inspiration.
This one really got me thinking and I had a good rummage through my old stash.
I came up with this, little used, typewriter stamp from Hero Arts.


This was a super quick and easy card to make, and a style I might try again
 if I can just shut up the Virgo in me whispering "it's not neat" "it's too messy" blah blah...  ;-)

I started with my die-cut panel and then stamped the typewriter and sentiment.
I smooshed some distress oxide ink onto an acrylic block and then just painted it on with a brush.
Then I just scattered a few sequins and attached the panel to my base card with foam pads.


Card by Kim Heggins


Inspiration 
  • scalloped edge border
  • one main image
  • yellow and green colour combo
  • sequins
Supplies
Hero Arts - Typewriter Notes
Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle Die


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL

Hello.
Here I am with another card, for my Guest Designer spot at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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August is usually a quiet month for crafters, with lots of people enjoying a  summer break,
but I hope you'll have time to get into your craft rooms and play along this week.
 As usual, you could be the lucky winner of the $50 gift voucher to spend in the store.

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Here's my card for this week's challenge,
where the theme is ....

BACK TO SCHOOL

This week the challenge is showcasing Avery Elle products.
If you have them, we'd love to see them, but you can enter with any make of stamps.

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When I saw this challenge theme, the old joke popped into my head -

I know the kids don't like you, and pick on you,
but you have to go to school dear, 
you're the teacher!

So, I made a simple card, aimed at all the teachers out there.



I used a few of my favourite supplies on this card -
the stitched scalloped edge rectangle die and stitched alphas from MFT,
Mama Elephant's Tiny Ninjas,
and Lawn Fawn's Smitty's ABCs


Simon Says Stamp